Music & Stories

Music and Stories Community Workshop (to give it it’s full title) is a partnership between Westwood Church and Drum EK. On the second Sunday of each month we offer a space for people to gather and share a story or if they prefer to share a piece of music.

  • Storytelling is a powerful tool for enhancing intergenerational and also intercultural understanding and communication.
  • By sharing stories with others, we can learn about different cultures, develop empathy and compassion for others, and gain a deeper understanding of ourselves.
  • By providing different perspectives, storytelling provides a window into the experiences of others and can keep family and community histories alive
  • Storytelling helps us develop our own sense of identity and self-awareness. It helps us develop our creativity and imagination which can be useful in many areas of life.

What kind of stories? Well… any kind of story, so long as it’s positive. It might be part of your favourite bedtime story from your childhood, to a story you’ve composed yourself, or a story from your life that tells of celebration or overcoming trial and hardship. These are just random examples, so really it could be any kind of story. Just make it positive.

And music? Well… if you are musically inclined and want a place to sing a song, play an instrument, simply because that song or music moves you and you feel it’s worth sharing then you’re welcome. We are not trying to set up gigs for bands, really we’re thinking solo performers. Yes. It’s that simple. Yet simple can be powerful.

Not a story teller? Not a musician? That’s OK. We need listeners too. Come along with your friend who’s booked a slot. Come along out of curiosity. Just take the time to listen.

You’re welcome, of course you are. Music and Stories is open to all faiths and none, to all cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds, to the wealthy and not so wealthy, to the old, the middle-aged and the young. Children are welcome too but we’re not childminders so children need to be with parents or guardians.

You might want to join the FaceBook private group for Music and Stories